- 57-year old Mayor Ferdinand Bote killed in an ambush on July 3, Tuesday afternoon
- He was rushed in the hospital but was announced dead on arrival
- His ambush happened a day after the killing of another mayor of Tanauan City, Mayor Antonio Halili during a flag ceremony at the city hall
Mayor Ferdinand Bote of General Tinio was killed in an ambush on Tuesday afternoon, July 3, a day after the attack of Mayor Antonio Halili, another mayor in Tanauan City Batangas.
A CCTV footage has gone viral as it captured how Mayor Bote was killed in an ambush. The video was uploaded by Danilo Bote Fajardo on Facebook.
Official news of the ambush was confirmed by Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde based on the initial report of Cabanatuan City cops.
Mayor Bote was onboard his Toyota Fortuner and was about to cross the road when a motor-riding gunman came into the scene. Multiple gunshots were heard before the suspects hurriedly escaped.
The 57-year old mayor was rushed to M.V. Gallego Hospital but was announced dead upon arrival.
Presidential Spokesperson, Harry Roque, made sure that they will have a fair and thorough investigation on the incident, according to Rappler.
"We assure everyone that we would discharge the state obligation for every murder. We will spare no effort in getting to the bottom of this latest violent crime," Roque said.
Meanwhile, the death of Mayor Antonio Halili occurred last Monday, July 2, during a flag ceremony at the city hall. Halili was shot dead in front of terrified employees. He became controversial after parading drug suspects in the streets and was suspected that his death was also linked in illegal drugs.
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